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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/240091
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Research Study
Title:
Nurses' Information Needs While Caring for Hospitalized Patients
Author(s):
Kelley, Tiffany
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Epsilon
Author Details:
Tiffany Kelley, Ph.D. MBA RN; email: kelley.tiffany@gmail.com
Abstract:

The purpose of this descriptive mixed-methods multiple case study was to describe the patterns of collecting, communicating and temporarily storing information needed for care of hospitalized patients through available information sources on two intermediate care units. The study was conducted over two phases. The first phase was conducted while both units used paper-based nursing documentation. The second phase was conducted months after both units had converted to electronic nursing documentation. The selected study design was used to collect in-depth, quantitative and qualitative data from multiple sources. Direct observations, interviews, audio-recordings of shift reports, and document reviews were used to collect the data needed to address the study aims. The quantitative and qualitative data were analyzed separately according to the case and data collection phase. Once analyzed, the qualitative data was used to explain the quantitative analysis. Finally, the data was compared within and across cases to identify similarities and differences in the use of information needed for care. The results revealed nurses collected, communicated and temporarily stored all 17 categories of nurses’ information needs across available verbal, paper, and electronic information sources. Multiple information sources were used to collect the information needed for care. Yet, the sources varied depending on the period of the nurse’s workday. There were more similarities than differences between the two cases on the collection, communication and storage of information needs. The major differences were found with the use of electronic nursing documentation in comparison to the use of paperbased nursing documentation. New processes of collecting, communicating and temporarily storing information needs were introduced with the use of electronic nursing documentation. Future studies should investigate the effects of the use of electronic nursing documentation to collect and communicate information needed for care on the efficiency, timeliness and safety of care provided to hospitalized patients.

Keywords:
Informatics; Information needs; nursing documentation; Quality of care; mixed methods; Case study
Repository Posting Date:
27-Aug-2012
Date of Publication:
27-Aug-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Note:
The Sigma Theta Tau International grant application that funded this research, in whole or in part, was completed by the applicant and peer-reviewed prior to the award of the STTI grant. No further peer-review has taken place upon the completion of the STTI grant final report and its appearance in this repository.; This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typeResearch Studyen
dc.titleNurses' Information Needs While Caring for Hospitalized Patientsen_US
dc.contributor.authorKelley, Tiffany-
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Epsilonen
dc.author.detailsTiffany Kelley, Ph.D. MBA RN; email: kelley.tiffany@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/240091-
dc.description.abstract<p>The purpose of this descriptive mixed-methods multiple case study was to describe the patterns of collecting, communicating and temporarily storing information needed for care of hospitalized patients through available information sources on two intermediate care units. The study was conducted over two phases. The first phase was conducted while both units used paper-based nursing documentation. The second phase was conducted months after both units had converted to electronic nursing documentation. The selected study design was used to collect in-depth, quantitative and qualitative data from multiple sources. Direct observations, interviews, audio-recordings of shift reports, and document reviews were used to collect the data needed to address the study aims. The quantitative and qualitative data were analyzed separately according to the case and data collection phase. Once analyzed, the qualitative data was used to explain the quantitative analysis. Finally, the data was compared within and across cases to identify similarities and differences in the use of information needed for care. The results revealed nurses collected, communicated and temporarily stored all 17 categories of nurses’ information needs across available verbal, paper, and electronic information sources. Multiple information sources were used to collect the information needed for care. Yet, the sources varied depending on the period of the nurse’s workday. There were more similarities than differences between the two cases on the collection, communication and storage of information needs. The major differences were found with the use of electronic nursing documentation in comparison to the use of paperbased nursing documentation. New processes of collecting, communicating and temporarily storing information needs were introduced with the use of electronic nursing documentation. Future studies should investigate the effects of the use of electronic nursing documentation to collect and communicate information needed for care on the efficiency, timeliness and safety of care provided to hospitalized patients.</p>en_GB
dc.subjectInformaticsen_GB
dc.subjectInformation needsen_GB
dc.subjectnursing documentationen_GB
dc.subjectQuality of careen_GB
dc.subjectmixed methodsen_GB
dc.subjectCase studyen_GB
dc.date.available2012-08-27T17:02:51Z-
dc.date.issued2012-08-27-
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-27T17:02:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.description.sponsorshipAgency for Healthcare Research and Qualityen
dc.description.noteThe Sigma Theta Tau International grant application that funded this research, in whole or in part, was completed by the applicant and peer-reviewed prior to the award of the STTI grant. No further peer-review has taken place upon the completion of the STTI grant final report and its appearance in this repository.en
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item.-
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